Weekly Media Mix: Zabar's Lobsterless Lobster Salad; Banana Peels Purify Water; and Andy Richter Goes Noodling

Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories


The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Health
• A Brazilian researcher claims that banana peels can be used to purify contaminated water. [NPR]

Restaurants
• Sam Sifton gives Boulud Sud a two-star review that reads like a three-star one. [NYT]
• The latest People Report Workforce Index reports the highest restaurant employment rates in five years. [NRN]

Press
• Finance blog, Bundle, rounded up the 25 most expensive restaurants in America. [Bundle]

Entertainment
• Take a first-look at the trailer for Toast, a film based on the memoir of food writer Nigel Slater. [Eater]

Technology
• Tune-in to cooking classes on Google+. [NYT]

Industry
• Budweiser forces an Argentine wine company to change their name from "Budini to "Bodini." [HuffPo]

Politics
• President Obama treated winners of an essay contest to lunch this week at Ted's Bulletin. [TMZ]

Shame of the Week
• It appears that the lobster salad that Zabar's has been selling for 15 years contains no lobster at all. [NYT]

Video
• The hosts of Animal Planet's Hillbilly Handfishin teach Andy Richter how to "noodle." [Conan]

The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news and trends across the country. Click here for previous columns. 


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